Home Run Derby at the Park; Curt Chokes

Home Run Derby at the Park; Curt Chokes

Citizen's Bank Park lived up to its reputation of "Coors Light" last night with home runs flying all over.  Pat Burrell and Lieberthal.. yes Lieberthal, both hit two homers and everyone's newest favorite Phillie Ryan Howard took A.J. Burnett yard as well.  Myers got the win but was roughed up a bit and didn't look his best.

In most entertaining fashion, Curt Schilling came into a tight game against the Yankees at Fenway last night and gave up a go ahead two run blast off the bat of the most hated Yankee, ARod.  My opinion of Curt lately has been rather negative.  I don't like his recent jabs at Philadelphia whether they were fair or not.  He is a self proclaimed savior and it was pretty enjoyable to watch him choke.

Cazmon Hayes' 20 points not enough for Delaware in loss to Charleston

Cazmon Hayes' 20 points not enough for Delaware in loss to Charleston

BOX SCORE

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Jarrell Brantley scored 21 points, Joe Chealey added 20 and they both had a double-double in Charleston's 78-65 victory over Delaware on Thursday night.

Charleston (22-8, 13-4 Colonial Athletic Association) has won three straight and remains a game back of UNC Wilmington atop the conference standings. Delaware (12-18, 5-12) has lost consecutive games after winning three in a row.

Brantley and Chealey grabbed 10 rebounds apiece, and Marquise Pointer added 11 points for the Cougars, who made 25 of 29 (86 percent) free throws. Chealey also had seven assists and Brantley blocked three shots.

Cazmon Hayes scored 20 points to lead the Blue Hens.

Charleston closed the first half on an 8-2 surge and led 34-28 at the break. The Cougars opened the second half on a 20-6 run, including a Brantley dunk and capped by Pointer's 3-pointer for a 20-point lead. Delaware pulled within 10 points but didn't get closer.

Joel Embiid really looking forward to facing Nerlens Noel

Joel Embiid really looking forward to facing Nerlens Noel

In case you haven’t heard, the Sixers traded big man Nerlens Noel to the Dallas Mavericks before Thursday's deadline (see story).

While Noel's former teammates were saddened by the trade, including Joel Embiid, the rookie big man is already looking forward to squaring off against his friend.

The Sixers face Noel and the Mavericks on March 17 at the Wells Fargo Center.